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Minding Your Diet: Creating New Traditions

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When you were sick as a child, did a parent or grandparent make you chicken soup?
 
On holidays, do you share a big meal made from traditional family recipes?
 
When you are stressed, worried or sad, do you eat differently than when you are feeling well?
 
All of us have habits and traditions that involve the foods we eat—what types, how much, in what settings. Some may contribute to our health and others may not, but most of them are intertwined with our emotions, our past experiences and our connections with others.

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10 Tips to Keep Pounds Away This Holiday Season

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Fa, la, la, la, la! The holidays are in full swing, which means that the tempting treats will be out in force. Whether it is in the break room at work or at the many parties and social gatherings that pop up, it seems like unhealthy food choices are everywhere.

However, there are several things you can do to stay on track for a healthy lifestyle. Robin Rohrig, a registered dietitian at Carilion Wellness, shares her top 10 tips for a healthy holiday season.

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